Laura Walsh Dickey (PhD 1997) was profiled in a GeekWire article on the engineering team that she leads in Amazon’s Pittsburgh office.
Dickey has deep roots in Pittsburgh. Her dad, Bob Walsh, was a longtime director and producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the iconic public TV show that originated in Pittsburgh. Dickey appeared on some episodes as a kid.
A University of Massachusetts, Amherst, graduate with a doctorate in linguistics, she worked previously at Google’s engineering office in Pittsburgh. Google established that office in 2006, starting a trend that in which many other companies have followed suit.From https://www.geekwire.com/2022/how-this-amazon-engineering-outpost-is-translating-its-unique-geographic-position-into-growth/